Village Writers' Club

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Where would we be without the written word? No books, no newspapers or magazines, no TV, movies, plays, podcasts, radio programs, song lyrics ... the list goes on and on. 

Help us provide a place for writers to connect with their muse, free from the noise and distractions of their regular lives so they can tap into their creativity and get those words from their imaginations onto a page.

Breaking Through Writer's Block topic for March 27 meeting presented by Karen Jordan


The Mission of the Creative Visual Arts Ministry is: To use our God-given creative abilities to glorify God.

Our three –fold vision: 

 Called by our Creator to Creative Work
Committed to the Church 
Compassion for the World

Called as salt and light to the world, we desire to magnify the presence of God in this community. We will seek ways to reach out as artists, helping the world see the wonder of the One Who created all things.

“Reclaimed By The Living One”

Throughout the Gospel of Luke we see Jesus walking in the midst of hurting people. Sick, paralyzed, crippled, diseased, blind, lepers. Immoral, wounded, broken, enslaved. Suffering from shame, despair, hopelessness, regret. And this Life-giver brought healing. People created in His image were reclaimed from their sin and brokenness for a new life in Christ. Our resurrected Jesus, the Living One, reclaims lives today. No one is beyond His renewing reach!

We are calling for artists to submit works that represent this theme of “Reclaimed by The Living One”. Use of “reclaimed” or “recycled” materials is suggested, but not required. Painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, collage and other mediums are sought for the display. Display ready, original art only, with a limit of two pieces per artist. Artwork will be received at the church on Thursday, April 6th from 10:00 to 3:00. 

Please pre-register your art by calling or emailing Susie Masters, 318-458-7258, or [email protected] . For questions or more information contact Susie Masters.

We are also seeking poetry that reflects our theme, “Reclaimed By The Living One”. The poetry will be bound in booklet form and copies available for all who come to the Palm Sunday, mid-week Service and Easter Sunday at the Woodlands. 

All poetry must be submitted by MARCH 20th. Please email your poetry to JoNancy Sundberg, [email protected].

The art exhibit will be on display in the foyer of Village Bible Church beginning Palm Sunday (April 9), through Weds. night (April 12), during the special Holy Week Service, “The Wonder of the Cross”. On Easter Sunday (April 16), the exhibit will be shown at the Woodlands’ Ouachita Building during the two morning worship services. The exhibit will then return to the church to be displayed for a week.

We invite all who are interested to participate in this display of the work of God in reclaiming our lives for His glory.

RE/MAX OF HSV Ambassador Program
Call for Poetry Submissions

RE/MAX of HSV is creating videos promoting Hot Springs Village. They would like to include a short poem in each video and want to involve Village Writers’ Club poets. This project is part of a new RE/MAX of HSV Ambassador Program.
Selected poems will be published in the video with credit to the poet, and that poet will be able to share this on his/her website and social media. What a fantastic opportunity for our poets!
Deadlines for short poem entries are:
  • How Great It Is To Live in Hot Springs Village - deadline July 15
  • Fall Beauty in Hot Springs Village - deadline August 15
  • Golfing & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline January 15, 2017
  • Trails & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline February 15, 2017
  • Lakes & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline March 15, 2017
  • Club Sports – Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball etc. - deadline April 15, 2017
  • Possibly one about the Ouachita Mountain Region - deadline May 15, 2017
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Moran at 501-226-9197 or Dannet Botkin at 501-209-2806.
Let’s get writing!